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Discrimination License

Posted on Feb 27, 2014

By Mark Fiore

Outraged over what's going on in Arizona with regard to LGBT discrimination? So is Mark Fiore. Here's his latest animation and accompanying blog post about the state's Senate Bill 1062 and Gov. Jan Brewer's defiant veto.
Thankfully, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer just vetoed the "religious freedom" bill that would've given people carte blanche to discriminate against gay people (and others, for that matter). The most baffling thing is that there exists a state legislature that would pass this bill. The bill in Arizona that was promoted by the innocuous-sounding "Center for Arizona Policy," would've allowed businesses to refuse service to anyone who offended their religious sensibilities. (Gracious me, a homosexual eating steak on a Friday!) Sadly, this sort of law is not isolated to Arizona. While hopefully none will get as far as the legislation in Arizona, similar bills are lurking in other states. One of my favorite parts of this whole story is how one of the Republican legislators who has since changed his mind and regrets his "mistake," said that he initially voted yes because he thought "it was good for the caucus." Ugh, there's a strong moral compass for you. Let's hope these sort of laws die the speedy death they deserve. Enjoy the cartoon, and pass it along to someone who may have a different faith or sexual preference than you. (More links to the news stories behind the cartoon are on my site, as usual.)

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